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now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken pritchett. >> frank and julie are off tonight. we start with a deadly day on the slopes. a snowboarder was killed in an avalanche. kevin oliver has the story. >> reporter: ski patrol raced down the hill where paramedics tried to save the man. the man was buried for 5 hours. his friends left in shock, said the man just moved back to the area and this was his first outing the of season. >> we are missing a guy. missing a guy but they didn't start looking till 2-3 hours later. >> the man was buried in 2 feet of snow. friends said he was snow aboving when the snow broke -- snowboarding above it when the snow broke free. >> looking for him but they didn't find him. he was at the bottom. >> reporter: the ski patrol did a preliminary search. >> they did a courtesy search. concerned for safety reasons because of the unstable ice that is still up there. >> reporter: after more time passed and there was still no sign of the man search crews were called in. the resort was shut down. kevin oliver, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an
. reporting live in east palo alto, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we also just checked with san francisco airport to see if there are any weather related problems there. there are 30 to 90 minute delays mainly involving flights from other west coast low -- locations. we also learned that people lost power because of a transformer failure. >>> a steady light rain most of the day. and then in the last hour and a half the rain really started to calm down. especially in the south bay. look at the showers and rain moving through the peninsula. look at the current situation as we look. you can see oakland through redwood. nothing like we saw just about 10, 15 minutes ago. here's a hot spot out here near milpitas. you're seeing this is heavy rain right in these areas. these cells pretty impressive but i have to tell you what we were going through about an hour ago, 45 minutes ago is really impressive more than what we saw here. evergreen you're starting to clear out. over here by, pardon me by santa clara you're seeing this heavy rain. so you're seeing the widely scattered showers. th
boehner's plan. with no deal in the works you are likely to see a smaller pay check. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go up $92 per bye-weekly pay check. most employers will wait for the irs and will continue to deduct at the current rate. >> supposed to be pub luck servants and we can't get a compromise going. what is the right term? >> a lot of times it seems you are not being represented. you have interests over riding the people's concerns. that is an example of what happens in congress. >> the lowest income folks' check will shrink by 3%. top earners 6%. that says nothing of loss deductions or other unknowns. >> political parties need to
says the nra has it all wrong. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us for this special late edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 i'm jane katsuyama in for heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. a series of powerful storms slams the bay area. we're on storm watch with team coverage and we begin with ken pritchett with how wind affected people's plans today. >> reporter: ken, about half an hour ago it was a foggy drive over the bay bridge. right now it's as clear as it can be and that is how quickly things have changed. earlier this afternoon wind advisories for bay area bridges and the windiest we found was this morning in pacifica. with winds this strong, and waves this high, there was little doubt that the pacifica pier would be closed. >> i think the mayan apocalypse is running a few days late. >> reporter: we're told that the waves crashed he over the pier. >> it's so windy. >> elsewhere this storm led to localized flooding in scattered parts of the bay area. despite the mess, the co
shielding her children. ktvu's eric rasmussen talked to her today about what doctors are saying. >> reporter: it was a close call but she is expected to make a full recovery. this woman felt no pain when she was shot. we talked to her in the hospital. she was among 100 people who were at that christmas eve service when several butts came through the -- bullets came through the walls. her first instinct was to protect her children. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: in spanish she said when i saw the bullet i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. she showed us where she was shot. doctors told her the doctors narrowly missed her heart. after three surgeries she is doing well and thanks god she is alive. police say a 17-year-old was also shot outside the church. he is expected to make a full recovery. police are still looking for the shooters and the church does not appear to be the target. she still has another 3-4 days at the hospital before she can go home. tonight in 90 minutes the church will have its first service since the shooting. we will be there and we will
processing the scone for the next couple of hours. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> there are new developments today in efforts to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff at midnight. president obama addressed the nation and said a resolution is within sight. kyla campbell joins us from washington with the issues that still remain unresolved good afternoon, kyla. >> reporter: david, i just got off the phone with senate officials and they say there's no word yet on a possible vote today. with the hours ticking away, president obama came out to say a deal is in sight but it's not yet complete. vice president joe biden took over negotiations with mitch mcconnell yesterday after talks stalled between senate leaders. now, mcconnell said just minutes ago he wants to move forward on the tax offer and the latest democratic offer is to raise taxes on households making more than $450,000 a year. but there's still disagreements about spending cuts. >> that has been a good faith negotiation. we all want to protect tax payers. and can get it done now. >> we
and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> crews clearing mud and debris from a sliding hillside in oakland. the pile of mud started coming down this morning and left debris in the street. one lane was closed while crews worked in the area. >>> significant rain yesterday. you saw it coming down hard for a time. these are some of the totals sunday. the rain dumping. almost 3 inches of rain. bolder creek, half foot of rain, 5 inches of rain. redwood city. looks like we will see more showers tomorrow. what i am tracking is this next weather system. nice looking system but nothing like what we saw. it will get in here tomorrow and bring rain. when i get back, i will break down the timing and we will go through it hour by hour so you can plan out your day. but the showers will be there. see you back here in a bit. >>> and we want to report breaking news to you. these are live pictures from news chopper 2. a number of emergency vehicles on the road, this is highway 84. near 680. and we understand right now we are hearing there are possible injuries in an accident, a head on collision b
our commute, coming up at noon. . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> they are concerned about a levee at a bay area creek. the bay area is getting a one day break from the rains this christmas eve and we are looking at flood fears and power problems, and as we look live out over the bay it is pretty outside but there are left over issues related to the storms. we begin with developing news, a water-main break is causing some headaches in marin county. alex savage has the latest details on whether it is causing any traffic problems, good afternoon alex. >> reporter: the water has been shut off where that water-main broke. this was a 12-inch line which burst this morning and the pressure from underground pushed up the roadway and they tell me for a time there was a threat of a sinkhole. the broken main sent water rushing down bell lane. it happened at 9:30 a.m. in an unincorporated valley known as cam valley. police urged people to move their cars off the street with the concern being the roadway may cave in. i spoke with them and they said all of that rushing water was do
with ktvu's jade hernandez in east palo alto where crews try to shore up a levee that gave way, jade. >> reporter: the work continues tonight. this temporary levee hopes to hold the rain until the reconstruction project. but people are unsure with rain expected tomorrow. curtis and his wife left when they saw water bringing tires into yard washing away what was already there. >> we will go through this tomorrow again, you know. >> reporter: with the flood came flood insurance. >> if it does we'll just have to take off and leave again. we can't stay, we have to use common sense. >> reporter: earlier today we spoke to the executive director of joint powers authority. the regional agency made up of three cities and two counties takes care of flood control issues. >> the joint power authority has approved a project that will rebuild the whole levy system. >> reporter: it was easy to see where creek water boiled up on the other side pushing water into the neighborhood. east palo alto's new city manager said with more rain on the way crews needed to shore up and put sandbags down. >> we ex
through san francisco international airport. >>> flooding continues and we will have more on ktvu channel 2 morning news starting right now. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this monday morning, christmas eve, december 24th, i am pam cook. >> and i am brian flores in for dave clark. where is rosemary orozco? >> yes, we do continue with a flood watch for parts of sonoma county and the flood will rise another foot before it crests. it is around sonoma county and in the area of boeheim highway and we'll see minor flooding which will be taking place and i will show you what you can expect for christmas eve coming up, here is tara moriarty. >>> some flooding near the sonoma raceway, just be aware it is causing some delays. san francisco you can see traffic on the right as you make your way towards fso and traffic is flowing well into san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> police are searching for a missing man. police say he may be in a creek in fairfax. here is alex savage who will report on what happened just moments before the m
skies, we have ktvu channel 2 morning news continuing. ktvu channel 2 morning news starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook. mark is here for steve and i am liking your forecast. >>> we have been advertising a break-in the rain and as far as temperatures, we are off to a cool start in the of 40s. more cloud cover this morning. >>> i am tracking some more shower chances and i will have more on that in a few minutes. tara has an update on traffic. good morning tara. >>> this is a live look at 880, a lot more folks are out on the roadways this morning and this is a look at 237 near milpitas, traffic is moving on the right- hand side, let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news. christian captain is there and what are police saying? >> well, the number one thing is that there were no officers injured. >> reporter: the one suspect in this case is dead. it's still a very active investigation on creek side drive. walnut creek police said it was a domestic
, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> we tried increase in fines, we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders, but we need to do more to save lives. >> turning to high tech to crack down on repeat drunk driving offenders, that is one of the top stories this noontime. >>> good afternoon, i am tara moriarty, in today for tori campbell. >>> we begin today with a deadly morning in oakland, hours after the city announced a plan to make streets safer. >>> within a two hour timeframe this morning two people were shot and killed and a third person stabbed to death. ktvu's alex savage is live with more. >> reporter: after the homicides it is 530, 5 of them justified from carding to the department, still more than last year and so far no arrests have been made. >>> the coroner carries the body of a woman out of this apartment this morning, found stabed to death inside one of the units here on walnut street. a neighbor called 911 around 2:30 this morning. an officer showed up to find the woman with several stab wounds. >> just a bunch of arguing and y
but it has no estimate on what day that might be. >>> we're going to turn now to ktvu chief meteorologist bill martin who's been monitoring all of these storms and which places are getting reallily soaked. >> it came down for some time. it was steady and sometime in the afternoon it really started to hammer. take a look at the last few hours and you can see that over the last few hours those oranges and reads down in the santa clara valley that's when it was really coming down. you can see by the oakland area, by skyline boulevard you have some light showers there. some showers down around san leandro we head out toward beach front boulevard near belmont. you see showers there. how about roson avenue getting heavy activity. at least toward campbell. but as we worked our way toward evergreen and san felipe road you see significant rainfall on these bands. you touch on here an we show you rainfall bands at .2 an hour. that's significant rain and you head down toward the corridor and gilroy. they were getting hammered for a time today this evening and now they're getting a little bit of a br
into effect next year, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is thursday december 27th, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> and i am claudine wong in for pam cook, it is nice to have a little bit of a break from that rain. >>> we just have some cloud cover to deal with this morning and we have more that will not interfere with rain showers. we have more up to the north notice there is a chance for a few sprinkles drifting into mendocino county but we have partly cloudy skies and temperatures are warming back up into the mid-50s, here is a look at traffic, good morning tara. >>> we don't know what traffic will be like if a lot of folks have the day off or if they are continuing christmas vacation but so far it looks pretty busy and you can see traffic is flowing well as you make your way towards foster city, and that's about it, 5:01 we will head back to the desk. >>> there has been a police shooting in walnut creek. it happened near an elementary school as well as 580. >> we are here in walnut creek, still a very
and homicide in san francisco where the victims were bound and gagged. ktvu's david stevenson was in court today and tells us for the first time the district attorney talked about a possible motive. >> cameras were not allowed in this san francisco courtroom as prosecutorred announced a sixth suspect in a brutal beating and homicide in which two victims were left beaten and gagged. katherine uong described as a felon nicknamed killer is the first to be charged with the killing. an 18-year-old woman was found with reed also severely beaten she is now recovering. george gascon today signaled a motive. >> it appears there may be some relationship to the fraudulent use of credit cards. >> reporter: gascon says investigators found blank credit cards, label makers and a list of numbers and security codes in this house. it's the same house police say the suspects went to to remove bloody carpet from an suv. a supporters of one of the suspects told the district attorney, i hope you die, i don't like you. >> we're dealing with people that are not hesitant to kill someone. >> reporter: katherine uon
that is surprisingly soldiering on despite the weather. reporting live in palo alto, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in the main system is going through right now we've had light steady rain all day. accumulations have been light until now. now we're starting to see the system moving in. you can see the yellows firing up. we have a couple live frames right there. yellows and reds. it's hitting pretty hard right now. this is the strongest dynamics in this storm. so out toward hayward, out toward san mateo you have significant rain. castro valley is raining hard, it's raining hard over by historia road. as we head south a little bit. out toward fremont and mission creek we're seeing heavy rain. it's going to be a brief bout of heavy rain but it's coming down hard in these areas, san jose downtown right here. if you're out and about or your going out to dinner you have heavy rain in evergreen, by ellen rock and willie glen. we'll switch out here to where fowler was in palo alto, mountain view and the drizzle is on. we've seen .1 to .3 of an inch to a half inch. but they could get some accumulation
and a look at what's to come but we begin with ktvu's jade hernandez in east palo alto where crews try to shore up a levee that gave way, jade. >> reporter: the work continues tonight. this temporary levee hopes to hold the rain until the reconstruction project. but people are unsure with rain expected tomorrow. curtis and his wife left when they saw water bringing tires into yard washing away what was already there. >> we will go through this tomorrow again, you know. >> reporter: with the flood came flood insurance. >> if it does we'll just have to take off and leave again. we can't stay, we have to use common sense. >> reporter: earlier today we spoke to the executive director of joint powers authority. the regional agency made up of three cities and two counties takes care of flood control issues. >> the joint power authority has approved a project that will rebuild the whole levy system. >> reporter: it was easy to see where creek water boiled up on the other side pushing water into the neighborhood. east palo alto's new city manager said with more rain on the way crews needed to
and how the sales look. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, it is december 26th, thanks for waking up with us, i am claudine wong. >> let's take a quick look at weather, he is in for steve. >> in fact, you will need the umbrella and we say that with 100% confidence because they are paying us a visit. all of a sudden, a downpour is moving into the region and that's what we have right here out towards san francisco with those darker shades of green. coming up, we will break up the timeframe and we will have your weekend forecast as well. tara? >>> traffic is moving well on to the mcarthur maze and on to the bay bridge toll plaza and it is wet out there so definitely give yourself some extra time and take it easy definitely. it is 5:00 on the nose let's head back to the desk. >>> a car slammed into the utility pole of 73 road off interstate i-80. power was knocked out to several people and power is not expected to return until mid- morning. police continue to search for the people who ran from the scene. >>> the attack happened on willie avenue. our reporter alex s
many of them will be served up today. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us this tuesday morning, december 25th, i am pam cook. >> i am brian flores, let's take a look at our weather, merry christmas to you rosemary. >> yes, we have splash and dash showers out there and eventually it will be a steady rain and with that rain will come wind as well and maybe hail and lightning. looking at storm tracker 2, wind doppler radars you can see all over southern california is where the steady rain is and a few scattered showers are in and around fairfield right up to air base parkway and if we shift, we have more rain over napa reported earlier this morning and i am tracking scattered showers and i will have a timeline later of what you can expect of what and went coming up, good morning, tara. >>> we have video coming into our newsroom. this is an accident and a sig alert was issued just of a 5:15 this morning. we understand one lane is open now and at least three vehicles are involved and a lot of fuel is being die certificated. -- diverted.
the rain at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> we received a 911 call. there was screaming on the line. >> it started as a domestic violence call and ended with officers firing their weapons and the suspect dead. >>> good afternoon, i am claudine wong in for tory campbell. >>> topping our news at this hour we are learning more about that fatal officer-involved shooting in walnut creek, officers responded to the apartments on creekside drive and we are there live with new information on this investigation. >> reporter: the incident actually happened further back in the apartment complex but you can see they still have a large area roped off with crime tape while though continue to process the scene. walnut creek police say this started with a panicked 911 call at 3:15 this morning. they say they could hear screaming in the background, officers responded to a unit at the diablo point apartments where they were met by an armed man. they are giving few details about what happened next only that they felt threatened and fi
to the hospital including the teenagers inside the car. ktvu's jade hernandez is live in concord with what police suspect the driver may have been doing right before the crash, jade. >> reporter: well ken this impact shook this funeral chapel so hard that everyone inside thought there had been an earthquake. there's deep gashes in the ground. the front of the building is boarded up and there's a pile of debris still out front. but what you can't see is how close one man says he claim to not ringing in the new year. at first glance there was the nose of the chevy nova. it was sticking aout of -- out of the chap -l and debris was everywhere. with the arms around those who had been ushered outside of the side room was inside, they were grateful. >> literally sends after i had been in the side room, the car careened into the building. >> reporter: inside the funeral home the car struck a man who lingered in the foyer before services began. sending the 62-year-old to the hospital as well. >> there's significant damage inside the building that goes into the foyer of the chapel. the second driver who w
without a hitch. reporting live ktvu channel 2 news. >> now to the east bay. it has reopened during a two- car crash that killed a mm woman and her dog. the investigators shut down the road for several hours. you can see the severely damaged vehicles in this video. the victim is only identified as a female from richmond. the highway patrol says a 20- year-old man driving an suv crossed the centerren line and hit the woman's car head on. >> the bay area sense rain showers again today but the stormy weather has tapered off and moveed east. weather says the next rain is expected friday night an saturday. , however, it is not forecast to be as heavy as we seen in the past few days. a lot of people are still dealing with storm damage. kara went looking for trouble spots today and they were easy to find. >> just shocked because i didn't hear anything at all. >> reporter: a rude awakening the morning after a rainy christmas night. >> i was coming out here to dump the garbage and this was the first thing i saw. >> reporter: her neighbor's tree came top ling down into here yard. burried beneath it
the road and cal fire developed a rescue plan in case of the flooding at the reservoir. robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the head of the bay area based rainforest action network has died in a swimming accident. >> it was called an inconvenient truth. now it is an inconvenient reality. sometimes ... >> this activist worked to fight climb at change, protect forests and promote clean energy. she drowned. there are plans to hold a public memorial service in san francisco at a date yet to be announced. >>> a wide array of champagne in a small neighborhood store is one sign that new year's eve is almost here. how san diego is getting ready. >>> at muni's 100th an versary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late -- anniversary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late night accident, we were just told both people died. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours
eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an early morning house fire and broken gas line. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have video of flames shooting up from this broken pipe that you will only see right here on channel 2. goo
meals they expect to serve coming up this evening. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us this tuesday morning december 25th, i am pam cook. >> i lake your sweater by the way. let's go to rosemary orozco, she is in for steve paulson. >> i hate to be the bearer of bad news, a few sprinkles are falling over parts of the north bay with a storm coming in later in the afternoon. you can see storm tracker 2, it is widespread over the northern edge of california and will continue to shift south. in and around santa rosa, fog a few scattered showers as well as the ones at the park. here is tara moriarty with traffic. >>> this is 880 at the coliseum, traffic is looking good this christmas day, not too many folks on the roadway. this is the coliseum, not too many folks, same story, let's go back to the desk. >>> the california storm, conservation is sandbagging in east palo alto. janine de la vega is down there again this morning to show us the repairs being made before the rain comes in again today, good morning janine de la vega. >> reporte
and about the deals. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, it is wednesday december 26th, i am brian flores. >> and i am claudine wong, dave and pam have the morning off, mark, it sounds like a little bit of everything is out there. >>> yes, rainfall coverage has been increasing parts of the bay area and we have some downpours and you will notice them in at least the next hour or so. you can see some of the heavier cells in parts of the santa cruz mountains and there is probably a thunderstorm so we are talking about the probability of hail in vallejo. we have an update now on the wet roadways with tara, good morning, tara. >>> traffic is flowing nicely into berkeley at the mcarthur maze on the right-hand side. definitely give yourself some extra time, 6:00 on the nose, let's head back to the desk. >>> workers heading back to work could face a tricky commute. lorraine blanco is live at the bay bridge toll plaza with more on that. >> reporter: the rain has been spotty throughout the morning and we are here at the bay bridge toll plaza san right now traffic is
. reporting live in fremont, matt keller, ktvu. >>> the highway patrol has wrapped up their investigation into a party bus accident that killed a woman. this week chp investigators reported their findings. >> the people that were involved are uncooperative so we had to try to piece things together with you know, without having the cooperation that we needed. >> there is no word on when the da will decide whether or not to file charges. >>> oakland police say a very detailed surveillance video may help catch a trail of burglars who broke into a condo complex. the surveillance video here shows one man that looked straight into the camera. he broke into the complex on adam's point. another shows him walking in with two other men. doesn't appear the trio took anything but residents worry that they'll return. >> the count with opd not being able to respond because they are so overstaffed and it's a super dangerous situation. >> the first man with the neck tattoo has been committing property crimes in the area for quite some time. his face was on a flier that was posted around the neighborhood
't the snow slowing everything down. >> at ktvu.com, look for the link to stormtracker 2 at the top of the page. we also posted updates on the ktvu.com channel 2 facebook page. >>> holiday sales slumped nationwide. and there might be more than one reason for the poor numbers. eric rasmussen is live with the mixed reports he heard from retailers, and shoppers. >> reporter: ken, we can tell you there's been no shortage of foot traffic here in downtown walnut creek. one local retailer told me a late rally before christmas saved his season. but it at least appears a lot of people stuck to window shopping this year. hurting the bottom line of some big companies. day after christmas shoppers were out in full force in walnut creek tonight. not everyone had the same holiday shopping story. >> would you say you bought more or less than last year? >> i bought more. >> i didn't buy anything. >> reporter: retail sales missed projections by as much as 3% nationwide. major retailers saw their stock tumble today. >> at the end of the day, it doesn't add up to that much. they were kind of looking.
unit came home from iraq. and ktvu's rita williams was there when they arrived at moffet field in mountain view. >> reporter: the plane that landed at moffet field could not contain them any longer. >> welcome. >> welcome home. >> reporter: enthusiastic soldiers came spilling out some making it clear what joys of home they had missed. >> thanks baby, i'm back. >> reporter: but what these members of the california national guard returning after 10 months in iraq wanted most was waiting at the national guard armory in san mateo. >> she was sitting up when i left and now she's walking and running around and talking. >> reporter: these 60 soldiers are part of the 297 medical company. >> it's stressful out there. people dealing with rockets, bombs, issues at home. >> i'm a medic so i have to work in the hospital. i drove the ambulance around and got to help people. >> reporter: after a brief taste of what's to come they had one more separation from their families. >> the only thing between -- i'm the only thing between you and your family so we're going to give you the shortest brie
this is ktvu channel 2. >> the rain is still coming down, storm watch coverage includes what's happening today in the snowy sierra. we start on storm watch. heavy rain off and on throughout the morning. >> reporter: quick moving downpours hit the area making for slick roadways but the police say that there haven't been to many accidents, traffic has been light because of the holiday week. most areas got less than a quarter inch of rain. >>> in the sierra winter storm warning in effect at this hour. sugar bowl reported that one to two feet of snow fell overnight. the current storm is expected to bring up to five feet of new now. the decisions are prompting chain restrictions. the winter storm warning is expected to remain in effect through ten tonight. >>> and the coverage has been decreasing on the radar. still, some strong cells, especially across the southern third of the bay area. right now on the maps as you can see on the sweep we will come in, take a closer look, the bright yellows and reds lining up with increasing rain. around morgan hill and the 101, increase in the rainfall rates, t
that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curbside gas valve right outside the home. that's why you see pg&e crews still doing last-minute repair work to patch up the road where they had to dig things up to access that line. that second fire coming from the gas line certainly made things difficult for firefighters this morning, as the fire ripped through both floors of the home, and flames from the natural gas line shot 15 feet in the air. the homeowners had to wait for the pg&e to turn off the gas line. this started around 1:00 on the 100 block of athens street. there were four people inside the home at the time of the fire. two of them were sent to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation. a neighbor i talked with this morning told me he feels lucky this fire didn't spread to his house next door. >> grateful, you know, it was pretty smoky downstairs wh
returns and exchanges and when people start redeeming all those gift cards. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on wall streeshths stocks slipped lower nod an abbreviated traying sechlths the dow industrial lost 51 points. dmakz fell 8. analysts say investors remain wearly about a potential deal between the president and congress to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> at the vatican, pope benedict the 16th presided over christmas eve mass. he urged people to make room for god in their busy lives. the catholic pope also prayed for peace in israel, palestine and syria. this year midnight mass was moved up two hours to 10:00 p.m. to accommodate the ageing church leader. >>> clear skies kept travelers on track at sfo today after long de lay this is past weekend. as atly reports, this day before christmas is a busy one. >> the security line snaked throughout terminal 2 in san francisco international airport this morning. travelers shuffled through to chasm flights to arrive in time for christmas morning. >> everybody twoonts go home and see family. >> friday, december 21st, was technically the business
on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area coverage starts right now. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this monday morning december 24th, i am pam cook. >> happy christmas eve, let's get a quick look at traffic and weather, rosemary is in for steve. >> good morning, and to those of you out there, what are you doing up so early, we do have a dry day in store this morning, a cooler start and a little bit of patchy fog to contend with and still this, areas of sonoma county, we continue to watch the rushing river and it continues to rise and is not expected to flood but it will be near monitor stage. so we are watching this and i will have more on this coming up and i will have a look at your temperatures coming up as well. good morning, rosemary orozco back to tara moriarty. >> right behalf hospital curve, that is near the caesar chavez so be aware of it and we are flowing nicely into san francisco at this hour. let's go back to the desk. >>> a west and rescue operation is underway and police say it all started when they pulled over a suspected drunk driver right near co
the gap of interstate 08245 covers the summit. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the rain in the bay hear has had a big impact on the snow in the sierra. officials save the content of the snow pack is 146% of normal for this time of year. the snow pack provides a third of the water supply for homes, farms and industries in california. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. >>> a fatal accident closed pap lo road this afternoon. the highway patrol says the chevy trail blazer going north crossed the center line and hit a car coming the other way. a woman from richmond and her dog died in the passat. the driver of the trail blazer, a man in his 20s suffered a broken arm in the collision. >>> santa rosa police are investigating the death of a 70 year old woman who was found in a pond at a condominium complex this morning. a man found the body at the wood lake complex off eulupa avenue north when he came to clean up from a party. he recognized the woman as his neighbor. neither lived at the condo complex. police say there were no obvious signs showing how that woman di
savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is 5:03. firefighters continue to look for answers in an apartment fire that killed a couple and their young granddaughter. the fire started saturday night just after 11:00 at a two story apartment building on bridge port court. 56-year-old bomaro his wife and their four-year-old granddaughter kira died in the fire. more than 50 other people were displaced and now being helped by the red cross. janine de la vega will have a live report coming up at 5:30. >>> time is 5:03. just about 16 hours from right now the u.s. economy will go over the fiscal cliff unless congress and the white house can work out a last minute deal. if there is no new budget deal by midnight tonight east coast time income tax rates will go up for all americans. coming up at 5:15 the two men leading the last minute negotiations. >>> the chp is trying to figure out what led up to a crash that killed a motorcycle rider in concord last night. it happened just before 6:30 on kicker pass road. the chp says no other cars were involved and it's unclear why the driver lost control. >>> th
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> analysts say if the country goes over the fiscal shift it could send the economy back if into a recession. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to return to work next week. a specksman for clinton says she continues to recooperate at home. doctors say clinton contracted a stomach virus earlier this month and became dehydrated and fainted. >>> the sonoma county sheriffs office will continue its search today for a possible plane crash. an eyewitness reported seeing smoke coming from a distressed aircraft in the hills. search crews combed that area but have found nothing. >>> the military is investigating a fighter jet that went down near fresno know. the plane crashed during a routine training mission yesterday afternoon. that about 100 east of fresno. the jet was flying between 12,000 own 15,000 feet at the time of the emergency. and the pilot ejected safely. >> there are no new one. >> no one was hurt on the ground. >>> time now 5:14. the city of san francisco has a new plan to increase pedestrian safety. starting earlier next year never
're live in green brain -- greenbrae this morning, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> rising creek waters flooded roadways an temporarily closed highway 101. it happened on the peninsula in a creek that overflowed its banks. janine de la vega is live at the creek to show us some of the damage. >> reporter: well, we're right here on the border of palo alto and east palo alto. this is highway 101 and the creek flows right underneath it and the water was so high last night that it was flashing up over and onto the freeway. this is video of that same area of what it looked like last night. water was flooding on 101, north of the embarcadero. the highway patrol was helping motorists with traffic breaks. the creek crested at university avenue and woodland. the water spilled over and into the entrance of the four seasons hotel. fire officials say even though there was not massive damage, they remain worried about the creek. >> we need to work on these holes in this levy. can't leave it like this especially since we're early in the winter and this is the second significan
on the scene blocking off the fire. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> we're back on stormwatch. more rain is moving in today. it will soak the already saturated soil. because we're getting wind, too, we could see trees topple over. rosemary is here with what we can expect today. >>> yes, good morning to you. the main event coming in this afternoon but already ahead of the main event, seeing some scattered showers. falling over parts of the north bay. shifting east. take a look at santa rosa. definitely moderate enough to actually hit the ground. the lighter returns we saw earlier this morning, now becoming heavier over winds ooh, santa rosa, glen ellen. if it's not hitting the ground in your area, it's priming the atmosphere to do so. pittsburg, antioch, clayton, walnut creek. mainly cloudy conditions overhead. now we're looking at rain clouds. the big system will be in time for the second half of your day, including moderate to heavy rain, winds and the possibility of isolated storms. i will break it down for you in a little
going up? it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> and good morning, everybody it's monday, december 31st new years eve i'm brian flores pam cook has the day off. it's definitely cold out there. let's go to steve paul son. i had to use an old credit card to scrape the windshield. >> wow. make sure it's an old one. it will be a mostly sunny day on the chilly side. upper 40s and low 50s. here is tara. >>> thanks. we did have quite a bit of ice out there. i had to scrape my windshield as well. this is a lack at the east -- this is a look at the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along very nicely there. and on the opposite direction. 101 through san francisco looks really good. traffic on the right heading toward sfo no delays. back to brian. >>> we begin with developing news from san francisco, a short time ago pg&e crews capped a gas like at the scene of an overnight house fire. alex savidge is in san francisco with video of flames shooting from that gas line. alex. >> reporter: i can also tell you two people were sent to the hospital after this early morning hour fire. h
dozen states that already require iids show that they do work. live in east palo alto, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> an agreement to the fiscal cliff now appears up to mitch mcconnel and harry reed. while the president said the meeting was constructive he added if congress can't reach a deal he will ask senator reed to at least propose a basic package. >> one that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance to 2 million americans looking for a job. and lays the ground work for future corporation by more economic growth and deficit reduction. >>> with no agreement on the fiscal cliff extended unemployment benefits expire tomorrow for 24,000 unemployed californians. one woman says she's been out of work for two years. she said if it weren't for the long term unemployment benefits she doesn't know how she would get by. >> not being able to put food on table. not being able to pay my bills. >> those individuals and families are on their own to figure out how they're going to have an income until they have go on and have a job again. >
was not a sport it was a means for waging war. in 2001, ktvu's bob mackenzie brought us the story of the legendary tenth mountain division. >> reporter: in their time they were legendary soldiers. the men of the tenth mountain division could ski, climb mountains, use stealth and hit hard and fast. >> i think it was the best fighting force, it was the only fighting force that i experienced and i can't imagine any fighting force being any better. >> reporter: 60 years later some of the tenth mountaineers get together. sometimes they tell war stories sometimes as a way as exorcises the ghost. >> when we passed him, his brains were just laying out on the ground it was a horrible sight. >> reporter: in 1939 at the outbreak of world war ii, adolph hitler began conquering the nations one by one. when president roosevelt enforced the idea of the fighting force the newly formed tenth mountain division began to train. most were college men already skiers or mountain climbers, athletes by inclination and many had the naive idea that the training was going to be fun. >> you had to learn to cope with the altit
. >> reporter: she and 1.2 million other americans in those shoes. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the fiscal cliff, 1.2 million americans will lose their long term unemployment benefits the a deal can't be reached. a big deal of those people live in california. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county who would lose their benefits. >>> the national association of realtors says its index of pending home sales rose 1.5% in november to its highest levels in 2-1/2 years. the index came in at 106.4. 100 is the minimum level considered to be healthy. >>> on wall street today the looming fiscal cliff deadline pushed stocks lower. the dow fell 158 points. >>> two deaths in five hours, it was an especially deadly night in oak land. help is resting on outsider to bring peace to this city. >> reporter: opd is bringing in a big name with a very big reputation. some are wondering if that one person can be the change people want to see on the street. this afternoon crime scene technicians were still gathering evi
there are running smoothly. we have a link on ktvu.com to track your flight just look under hot topics. >>> the storm today caused power line problems across the bay area tonight. thousands of people are still without electricity. according to pg & e more than 2,000 people are out of power in the north bay. 3,300 in the south bay. 390 on the peninsula and 340 in the east bay. >>> the rainy weather may have played a role in a number of accidents in the bay area. a crash in emeryville slowed traffic to a crawl. the accident happened right before the mcarthur maze. >>> four vehicles were involved in this crash. the road were wet at the time but the highway patrol has not said what exactly caused that pile up. >>> another multi car accident this one in oakland sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. on northbound 880 near the 11th street exit. that accident involved a total of nine vehicles. >>> an officer is recovering after a driver slammed into his patrol car. the driver was responding to an accident in san leandro. the drivers that you see
the summit. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the sierra avalanche center warns of significant risk of more slides. on monday, 49-year-old steven mark was killed in an avalanche at donner ski ranch. 53-year-old ski patrol officer bill foster was caught in a suspensionally set varnlg. and two others skiers a39-year- old woman and 16-year-old boy suffered minor injuries in a third varnlg avalanche monday. >>> a fatal accident shut down san pablo dam road in contra costa county for much of this afternoon. the chp said a driver of a chevy suv was heading north when he hit a volkswagen around noon. the woman was killed along with her dog of the chevy driver is in the hospital with broken bones. the road was closed until about three this afternoon. >>> part of the great highway in san francisco is closed right now because of flooding. heavy rains left pools of standing water on the roadway closing portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works said there is no estimate yet for when those lanes will reopen. >>> as the bay area begins to dry out
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